I'm totally kicking my heels up b/c a splendid new shop is opening this week in a cute 'main street' district in our little town! Hello Bluebird is a boutique & art gallery owned by curator extraordinaire, Alex McCarty. She's pulled together a wonderful assortment of items that are handmade, eco-friendly and/or socially responsible - and of course, bright and cheery, thoughtful and inspiring, colorful & unique - as if you couldn't tell from the pictures, right? I met Alex 4 years ago when we were both switching our artsy gears - I was always so impressed with her drive, talent & *very* positive attitude - nothing has changed, and lucky for us, she's brought all of these things to Hello Bluebird, too!
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If you're local, come by the Grand Opening at Hello Bluebird this week:
Where: Hello Bluebird ~ 609 Penn Ave, West Reading
When: Thurs, Sept. 3rd ~ 5 - 9pm (also the First Thursday event in WR - most shops will be open late)
Why: To support local shops!
What else: Refreshments & prizes. Yay!
Alex has a particular inclination toward "vintage-inspired goods with a modern twist as well as lovely things made by good people."
With all the art, accessories, jewelry, paper goods, pottery, children’s items, bath and body, candles, plush, tees...there wasn't a bad picture in the place! But I didn't take every nook & cranny so there's plenty for you to explore when you get there!
Psst. There's Tara from Scoutie Girl - in the reflection in the mirror! Cool shot!
Hello Bluebird will be nestled amongst these shops in the heart of an up & coming shopping district - unique eateries and galleries are popping up all over - in addition to those that have been there and have drawn folks to West Reading for decades. It's a very worthwhile destination!